Kalymnos, also known as the sponge diver island, is one of the least-known yet very interesting islands in the Dodecanese. It is famous for its long tradition in sponge diving and its historical past is revealed in the beautiful Chora with the numerous castles, monasteries, churches, caves and prehistoric remains. The island is blessed with green valleys and beautiful paths that urge visitors to explore them. Kalymnos is surrounded by beautiful bays and excellent waters which are ideal for your dives.
Particularly Pothia, the capital town, surprises every visitor with the collection of beautiful mansions which are a reminiscence of the islands glorious past. The religious faith of the locals is enhanced by the wonderful old churches and monasteries that attract many pilgrims from the neighboring islands. Most of the inhabitants are involved in fishing and sponge diving which is one of the main activities of Kalymnos that has brought huge development.
This section proposes a map of Kalymnos with all the major locations of the island.